Greetings! We did a Facebook Live Mini-Concert on Wed Apr 25 at 6pm PST. Manohar and I will be doing some songs from the Heart of Nepal album that we are working on. Click on the image below to watch a recording of the concert.
In case you didn’t get the memo :), we have a crowdfunding campaign going on for an album of folk songs and festival songs with my friend and colleague Manohar Gurung. Manohar is a percussionist from Nepal also living here in LA. We are about 50% completed with the album and we are raising funds to finish the album. Also, we will donate 5% of all proceeds of the fundraiser and the album sales to charities in Nepal.
I have been enjoying the whole process of selecting the songs, arranging, recording, putting together the crowdfunding campaign including the text, perks, and working on the video. My purpose is to bring more peace in the world through beautiful music and helping those who are in need and who aren’t as fortunate as I am.
Link for the crowdfunding video:
Link for the Heart of Nepal album (fundraiser is finished for now)
Greetings, Happy first day of Spring 2018 to you! I have been very busy lately. Last year I purchased a home in Woodland Hills, CA (a neighborhood of Los Angeles next to the Topanga State Park) and I finally fulfilled my dream of having my own home studio…
Since last year I have been working on a new project with my friend and colleague Manohar Gurung. Manohar is a percussionist from Nepal also living here in LA. We are creating a world music album based on folk and festival songs from Nepal.
So how did we come up with this theme? Well, we played at a holiday party in December 2016, and we included Resham Firiri (“The Silk Road”), one of the most popular folk songs of Nepal. It is played by street musicians and tourists and sung by hikers while they are trekking through the Himalayas. After the show we listened to more of the folk and festival songs, and they really touched my heart with their beauty. So we decided to record a whole album, and the rest they say is history…
We are about 50% completed with the album and we just launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to finish the album. Also, we will donate 5% of all proceeds of the fundraiser and the album sales to charities in Nepal.
I would be touched if you checked out our campaign and if you feel called to contribute and support us. Click on the image or link below to check it out. We have a cool video and you can see some images of my home studio.
Happy New Year 2017 and greetings from Thailand! I am at the Tao Garden Health Resort and Spa where many Taoist and Tantric courses and treatments are offered. I am recharging here and now doing a short 3-day juice/soup fast, as well as different body massages and Chi Gong classes. I love being in nature and walking everywhere and now my creative juices are flowing!
Here is a new music video I just created here at Tao Garden, I hope this brings you a sense of peace and inspiration. I invite you to imagine the life you truly want – how you want to spend each day, who are the people around you, and where you spend most of your time. If you are not where you want to be right now then I encourage you to do one thing TODAY that will bring you closer to your ideal life – perhaps signing up for a fitness/yoga class this week, researching a longer course or travel destination you have been thinking of, or perhaps just turning off your tech devices and sit quietly and contemplate this upcoming year and beyond for 20-30 minutes.
Here is a new song and nature music video I created from my trip last year to Alaska. I went with my father and sister and we took an air tour of Mount Denali, which is the highest peak in North America and means “The High One” in the native Ahtna language. This song will appear in a different format on my new age/spiritual album I have been working on since 2001, obviously I am not in a big rush to finish it, so don’t get too excited… yet… 🙂
I want to let you know about an event this Friday October 3rd at 8:30pm at Bhakti Yoga Shala. I have wanted to do an event with Kirtan and Vedic Chanting for the first part, and Indian Classical Music for the second part for a while now. And by chance my music teacher Pandit Satish Vyas will be in town so he agreed to play the classical part, it will be a real treat to hear him in such an intimate setting. Details can be found here: